Nai Harn Beach Phuket


Nai Harn Beach? The further you go south, away from Patong Beach, the quieter things get. That is where you’ll find Nai Harn Beach (Nat Nai Han), a beach with probably the nicest atmosphere of any beach on Phuket Island. Nai Harn Beach is located on the far southwest tip of Phuket, near Promthep Cape. Also one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, this one is worth the 30-minute drive to go have a look. The water off Nai Harn Beach is a popular yacht and catamaran anchorage because it is well protected.

Nai Harn Beach Clubs

  • Le Terrazza Phuket Sunset Lounge Bar – not enough reviews to recommend it, but there are some good things to say about the pizza here at this authentic, Italian owned beach bar right on Nai Harn Beach.
  • Yacht Club Thailand – there are three restaurants here at this fine property. The Regatta is focused on fine seafood dining. La Promenade has some specialty gourmet pasta selections with seafood of various types. Salads and prime cuts of beef and other meats cooked on the lava stone grill. Mediterranean and Thai dishes. The Quarterdeck is open all day and has a wide selection of choice special dishes from Thailand, China, and India.

Nai Harn Beach Restaurants / Bars

  • Promthep Cape Restaurant – found close to Nai Harn Beach, on the way to Promthep Cape, this restaurant on the hill offers surreal sunsets, excellent food and drinks!
  • Food Stands / Beach Restaurants – there are also some small huts and restaurants serving food right there at the beach, so there’s no real need to leave if you get hungry.

Nai Harn Beach Accommodations

  • Villa Nadya at NaiHarn By Favstay – very large villas, ideal for families. Perfect views and first-class service reported by past guests of this luxury villa property. Rates starting around 12,000 THB per night.
  • The Naiharn – one great resort pops up in every review about Nai Harn Beach, and it’s The Naiharn. Located in the north part of the beach, you’ll enjoy picturesque views from your 5-star room. Pools overlooking the Nai Harn Bay and out to Promthep Cape. Rates are quite economical for what you get – excellent rooms, service, and fine cuisine. Rates begin around 6,000 THB nightly. Another great honeymoon resort.
  • All Seasons Nai Harn Phuket Hotel – if you’re looking for a very low-cost way to stay close to Nai Harn, Yanui, or Ao Sane beaches, the All Seasons might be your hotel. This is a 3-star hotel with no frills – but, the price is a shocking 1,300 THB for a night! Read the reviews, they did get very decent ratings considering the price, but it might be too much of a step down for some travelers.

Nai Harn Beach Facts

  • Location in Phuket: Very southern tip of Phuket Island on the west side. Take any highway coming south, and eventually you’ll see signs for it near Promthep Cape.
  • GPS Data: 7° 46’ 34” N, 98° 18’ 20” E
  • Distance to Patong / Phuket Town / Airport in km: 19 / 21 / 49
  • Taxis available: Yes
  • Surrounding Beaches: Ao Sane Beach is the next beach found traveling north; Yanui Beach is the next beach south.
  • Direction Facing: Southwest
  • Beach Length: 670 meters (733 yd)
  • Beach Width: 30 meters (33 yd)
  • Estimated Beach Area: 20,100 m2 (24,039 square yd)
  • Beach Quality: High quality – soft, usually clean and deep sand. Water is clean and clean usually. Beach faces southwest, so sunsets can be really nice.
  • Ocean Bottom: Sandy bottom up and down the beach, but there is always a risk of some rocks or sharp shells.
  • Restroom / showers facilities? Yes, one of the few beaches on Phuket that have these facilities. They are behind the restaurants, and there is a small fee.
  • Beach features: A quiet beach that is ideal for quiet people, but also kids. Ideal for boat anchorage – many boats found here all year. Food stands at the beach for snacks and meals, cocktails. Lifeguards are here usually – a good place for children, but heed warnings.
  • Lifeguard Available? Yes
  • Sunbeds Available? Yes, 10% of the Beach.
  • Umbrellas? Yes, 10% of the Beach.
  • Public or Private? Entrance fees? Public, no fees.
  • Water quality: Good
  • Boat anchorage possible? Yes – many boats anchor here
  • Boat dock and marina? N/A
  • Longtail boat rental possible? Yes
  • Speedboat/longtail boat tours possible? No/No
  • Sea inflow:: Yes
  • Slope into sea until 1m deep: 4-8m
  • Convenience shop available? Yes
  • Attractions: Very close to Promthep Cape, the southernmost point of Phuket with some trails to walk down onto the cape extending out into the water.
  • Activities: Swimming, bodyboarding, surfing, some snorkeling, and just generally relaxing until you fall asleep are the main activities at this picture-perfect beach.
  • FKK possible? Not permitted, but if empty…
  • Massage available? Yes
  • Picnic possible? Yes
  • Surfing? Yes! Surfing at Nai Harn can be good but offers short and fast breaking waves. Waves break in a couple spots, and the north end of the beach has a point break that has the best wave on the beach when conditions are right. The bonus here, when riding bigger surf, is that lifeguards are sometimes present. They may also try to stop you from entering the water during certain times, so you’ll have to listen to their instructions. On small waves, this spot is excellent for kids fooling around on a bodyboard. If you want to rent a surfboard or would like to take some surfing instruction class, just contact the Green Room Surf Shop, immediately in back of Nai Harn Beach. Go up Highway 4233. Or, in Rawai is “Elleciel Surfboards.” They have boards for sale and are located in Rawai at: 86/5 Soi Ban Na Tai, Rawai Beach.
  • Smoking? In November Thailand is cracking down on smoking at beaches around the country. In November 2017 in Phuket, Patong Beach is affected. Soon they expect to make it a country-wide smoking ban – so do stay up to date because fines are high and can include prison time.
  • Warnings: Strong undertow when waves are big, and during strong tides. Watch for lifeguard flags and ask what they mean if unsure.
  • Waste runoff into the sea? No

More about Nai Harn Beach

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Nai Harn Beach Phuket – Reasons to Go?

  • Quiet Beach in Phuket! Perhaps the quietest beach on Phuket, this is well worth your time to visit for a day or two. Many people report it is their favorite beach!
  • Ideal for Families! – Quiet, soft and clean sand, trees for shade, and restroom and shower availability makes this a perfect place for travelers with children. Again, remember that the undertow is very strong. Kids shouldn’t play in water when waves are present.
  • Food Stalls and Restaurant. Convenient snacks or meals when you get hungry. No need to leave the beach. Reportedly, the fried mushrooms are incredibly delicious!
  • Ideal Anchorage for Boats. If you’re coming to Phuket in your boat, this is usually a good place to drop anchor. There are plenty of other boats here and the community aspect is nice – you’ll meet many other boaters at the beach, and restaurants.3

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This Phuket Beaches Blog and most of the published articles have been researched, written and compiled by Sepp Hatzl. Sepp started visiting Phuket in 1975, felt in love with the island, and in 1997 decided to spend most of his time in Nai Thon Beach Phuket. Sepp is happy to provide you with more specific information about all kind of Phuket topics, just drop him an email (email see in the footer).

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